Thorstenson leads at Eureka cross country dual

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Senior Lauren Thorstenson opens her final season of cross country at the Eureka Invitational Aug. 30. (Tobacco Valley News)

Eureka — Libby High School cross country senior Lauren Thorstenson finished second at the Eureka-Libby dual on Aug. 30 with a 23:10 5k time, placing highest out of both the boys and girls teams.

The meet also saw a significant performance for the Lady Loggers from the middle school, with seven of ten 1.5 mile runners from Libby, and the top three spots taken by Libby runners: 7th grader Annika Benner (11:55), 8th grader Aurora Smith (12:02) and 7th grader Kailey Skranak (12:11).

Libby Middle School 7th grader Greyson Thompson placed second for the Loggers with 9:48 in the boys 1.5 mile run, and 5th grader Kaiden Dodson took fourth with 10:47.

Bonners Ferry Invite

Saturday, Aug. 25

Libby high school times

Boys 5k

12. William O’Connell 21:33, 20. John Cheroske 22:36, 22. Dawson Rose 22:39, 25. Freddy Moore 26:52

Girls 5k

13. Mikalyn Zeiler 28:12, 14. Gabby Fantozzi 29:00, 19. Savanna Sanderson 34:43

Eureka-Libby Dual

Thursday, Aug. 30

Middle school

Boys 1.5 mile

Eureka 22, Libby 39

1. George Shea (Eureka) 9:34, 2. Greyson Thompson (Libby) 9:48, 3. Parker Bates (Eureka) 10:10, 4. Kaiden Dodson (Libby) 10:47, 5. Michael Pitman (Eureka) 11:02

Also for Libby: 10. Sam Brumbaugh 12:06, 11. Cael Schwindt 14:16, 12. Charlie Weber 15:47

Girls 1.5 mile

Libby 15

1. Annika Benner (Libby) 11:55, 2. Aurora Smith (Libby) 12:02, 3. Kailey Skranak (Libby) 12:11, 4. Lucy Reynolds (Eureka) 12:19, 5. Haidyn Guckenberg (Eureka) 12:43

Also for Libby: 6. Jozzy Gassman 12:50, 8. Maggie Fantozzi 14:00, 9. Katelyn Huff 14:31, 10. Addison Skranak 17:09

High school

Boys 5k

Eureka 15, Libby 50

1. Garrett Bates (Eureka) 18:02, 2. Alex Lowe (Eureka) 18:03, 3. Hunter Steele (Eureka) 19:19, 4. Gavin Bates (Eureka) 19:28, 5. Isaac Reynolds (Eureka) 19:47

Also for Libby: 8. William O’Connell 20:32, 9. Lucky Martin 22:25, 10. Dawson Rose 24:18, 11. Freddy Moore 26:30, 12. Vance Ward 26:30.1, 13. Chris Williams 28:33

Girls 5k

Eureka 15

1. Mckay Guckenberg (Eureka) 21:19, 2. Lauren Thorstenson (Libby) 23:10, 3. 12 Michelle Leonard (Eureka) 23:47, 4. Maya Carvey (Eureka) 23:49, 5. Megan Hanson 24:08

Also for Libby: 8. Mikalyn Zeiler 28:58, 9. Savanna Sanderson 33:45, 10. Sally Weber 33:58

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